SEIU 1021

2018 Endorsements

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SEIU1021 endorses candidates in statewide elections, as well as in elections in regions where our members work and live. Our endorsements include Democrats and Republicans — the main criteria is that the candidate supports policies that support working people.

Constitutional Offices

  • California Governor: Gavin Newsom
  • California Lt. Governor: Ed Hernandez
  • California Attorney General: Xavier Becerra
  • California Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
  • California Treasurer: Fiona Ma
  • California Controller: Betty Yee
  • California Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
  • California Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond

Ballot Measures

Proposition 2:  YES 
Gives the state permission to borrow $2 billion to fund supportive housing for those suffering with mental illness and to repay the cost of that bond with money set aside for mental health services.

Proposition 5:  NO 
Funded by real estate developers, Prop 5 would expand special rules applied to existing homeowners 55 and older who buy a new home and allow them to carry their Prop 13-assessed property values with them across county lines. Prop 5 would result in a $1 billion hit to local and state general funds, negatively impacting public services provided by cities, counties and special districts. The passage of Prop 5 would also result in funding loss of around $150 million per year in the near term for schools, growing over time to $1 billion or more per year.

Proposition 6:   NO
Local roads, state highways, and public transportation are in need of repairs and improvements. Passage of Prop 6 would repeal recently enacted road repair and transportation funding by repealing revenues dedicated for those purposes.

Proposition 8:  YES 
California dialysis companies charge patients with private insurance an average of $150,000 for a year of dialysis treatment, or 350 percent above the cost of providing care. The “Fair Pricing for Dialysis Act” would limit dialysis corporations from charging patients more than 15 percent above the cost of this life-saving care.

Proposition 10:  YES 
Allow cities, if they desire, to introduce or expand existing rent control policies. The passage of the “Affordable Housing Act” would creates local control for decision-making on rent control policies. In accordance with California law, Prop 10 provides that rent-control policies may not violate landlords’ right to a fair financial return on their rental property.

Proposition 11: NO
Backed by the private ambulance industry, Prop 11 is cynical move to undermine basic workplace protections for emergency responders.

U.S. Senate

U.S. Senate: Kevin de León

California State Assembly

Assembly District 15: Jovanka Beckles

Assembly District 18: Rob Bonta

Alameda County

City of Oakland

  • City Council, District 2: Nikki Fortunato Bas